Dr. Shaw received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000 in the Laboratory for Electronic and Electromagnetic Systems under Professor S. B. Leeb. Dr. Shaw also holds EE ('00), M.Eng. ('97) and S.B. ('95) degrees from MIT. While at MIT, he was honored with the 1997 David Adler memorial prize for the “best thesis in electrical engineering.”
Dr. Shaw is the author of more than fifty peer-reviewed articles which have in excess of 1,600 citations. In 2007, he was honored by the IEEE Power Engineering Society with a prize paper award for a 2005 paper on dynamic modeling of fuel cells. This paper now has in excess of a 350 citations. Dr. Shaw is a named inventor on two U.S. patents and several applications. In 2007, he received the Vice President for Research Award for Meritorious Science and Technology. Dr. Shaw was also honored by Technology Review magazine as one of the TR100 (top one hundred innovators) who will “create the future.”
The National Academy of Engineering selected Dr. Shaw as a member of the Frontiers of Engineering Class of 2003, which brings together “a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs...” Dr. Shaw was invited by the National Academy of Engineering to participate in the first meeting of the National Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Chinese Academy of Engineering at the Global Grand Challenges Summit in London in 2013. Dr. Shaw is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award. Dr. Shaw has also been recognized on several occasions as an outstanding instructor by his students. He has supervised more than twenty students in graduate and doctoral research who now hold a variety of positions in industry and academia.
Dr. Shaw has fourteen years of professional research, teaching and consulting experience since obtaining his doctorate. He holds license number 19596 as a professional engineer in the state of Montana. He is a senior member of IEEE, an officer in the local IEEE chapter and a member of Sigma Xi. His interests span a wide variety of fields, united by the themes of control, modeling and identification of energy conversion and storage. Dr. Steven Shaw is a consultant and full professor of electrical engineering at Montana State University.